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Martin Clunes

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: British

Born: November 28, 1961 (52)

Martin Clunes first became a household name in 1992 when he landed the part of Gary in hit British comedy Men Behaving Badly for which he would later win a BAFTA. In 2004, he sharply changed direction from childish office worker to irritable GP by starring in ITV comedy-drama Doc Martin. He has also played the eponymous character in the recent BBC remake of the 1970s sitcom The Rise and Fall of Reggie Perrin as well as making a number of documentaries on such topics as dogs and British Islands.
ITV's Boyzone at 20 concert pulls in nearly 3 million viewers. Have I Got New For You leads ratings Fried Chicken Shop attracts over 1m viewers on a quiet Monday (September 30). 'Doc Martin' rises to top Monday ratings Channel 4's Fried Chicken Shop holds steady in the ratings on Monday. 'Doc Martin' rises to top Monday ratings Channel 4's new series Fried Chicken Shop is seen by over 1 million viewers. 'Doc Martin' tops quiet Monday on ITV The stars of Downton, Mr Selfridge and Doc Martin all star in the promo. ITV unveils 'Where Drama Lives' trailer Celebrity Big Brother rises to just under 2m on Monday evening (September 2). 'Doc Martin' returns with over 7.5m Martin Clunes's grumpy medic returns for more exploits in the West Country. 'Doc Martin' series six: New trailer Actor went against doctors' suggestions that his wife have an appendectomy. Clunes on real-life 'Doc Martin' reports Robson Green, Dougray Scott and Martin Clunes join the Sky / Cinemax drama. 'Strike Back' new season trailer - watch Five shows we'd like to see join Birds of a Feather in returning to our screens. Five sitcoms we want back on TV Clunes will play an intelligence officer in the Sky / Cinemax action drama. Martin Clunes joins 'Strike Back' Digital Spy's TV editor picks out the best and worst on the box. Remote Control: Alex Fletcher's TV Week Celebrities give their support to the Humane Society International campaign. Fiennes supports polar bear trade ban Watch an exclusive preview of the BBC's star-studded festive animation. Simon Pegg's 'Room on the Broom' clip The Town actor says he has asked friend Julian Fellowes for a role on the drama. Martin Clunes wants 'Downton Abbey' role The actress and comedian will appear in a new series of advertising campaigns. Dawn French to star in Churchill ads The Doc Martin actor will no longer star in the insurance TV advertisements. Martin Clunes dropped by Churchill ads The complete collection goes on sale to mark the show's 20th anniversary. 'Men Behaving Badly' anniversary clip Martin Clunes returns for another eight-part run of the UK's most popular drama series. 'Doc Martin' renewed for sixth series Martin Clunes drama holds onto a big chunk of its audience despite a poor lead-in. 'A Mother's Son' wins Tuesday 9pm slot New Tricks sheds 830,000 on its launch, as ITV and Channel 4's ratings soar. Clunes drama, Paralympics dent New Tricks Downton Abbey, The X Factor and Call The Midwife also make the shortlist. Homeland, Sherlock up for TVChoice gongs The Moriarty actor will star in ITV1's new three-part drama. Sherlock's Andrew Scott leads 'The Town' Martin Clunes says that the classic sitcom would appear "too seedy" nowadays. Clunes: Men Behaving Badly won't return The laddish '90s sitcom that came back from the dead to win over viewers. 'Men Behaving Badly': Tube Talk Gold ITV confirms two documentaries to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. ITV confirms two royal documentaries Omid Djalili, Il Divo and Alan Titchmarsh will also play some part at the event. Susan Boyle, Mirren for Jubilee pageant Remembering the TV shows that replaced lead characters and got away with it. TV's Best Replacements: Friday Fiver Read the full list of award winners at the 2012 National Television Awards. National Television Awards winners in full Doctor Who, Celebrity Juice, The X Factor also nominated for National Television Awards 2012. Downton Abbey, TOWIE get first NTA noms The Martin Clunes drama again outperforms BBC One's The Queen's Palaces. 'Doc Martin' stays popular on ITV1 The Martin Clunes drama again proves too strong for The Queen's Palaces. 'Doc Martin' climbs to nearly 9m on ITV1 The Martin Clunes drama proves a ratings winner for ITV1 on Monday night. 'Doc Martin' returns with nearly 8.5m Topical panel show Have I Got News For You averages 5.2 million viewers on Thursday night. 'Have I Got News For You' returns to 5.2m ITV's new two-part documentary Martin Clunes: Horsepower debuts to 4.5m on Sunday night. 'Martin Clunes: Horsepower' grabs 4.5m Fay Ripley reveals that she often feels "nostalgic" about her role in Cold Feet. Ripley: 'Cold Feet changed my career' Martin Clunes announces that the fifth series of ITV's Doc Martin is currently being written. Clunes confirms fifth 'Doc Martin' series Martin Clunes will host a new ITV1 documentary series on man's relationship with horses. Martin Clunes to front horse documentary Tesco has been pulled up on its PJ ban after featuring a pyjama-clad Martin Clunes in its adverts. Clunes TV ad contradicts Tesco's PJ ban 13.2 million tune in to see Cheryl Cole and Whitney Houston perform on The X Factor. Cole, Houston boost 'X Factor' ratings